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He may acted like an asshole in the end of that b The second time reading this story I enjoyed deivl even more. Vincent, in The Devil in Winter. Haven worked hard at being independent and more importantly independent of what her family represents.

Haven Travis is a poor little rich girl, looking for her place in the world, considered frivolous by her father, and at odds with him on about every issue. What she didn’t know when she committed to the relationship was that Nick had narcissistic disorder and was verbally, mentally, and physically abusive, including rape. In spite of all the horrible things that happened to her and the way she started to turn her life around, her character still smacked of the poor little rich girl cliche’.

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View all 23 comments. Hardy does something absolutely rotten at the end of Sugar Daddy, but he manages to redeem himself in Blue-Eyed Devil.

It’s leaking out of his pores. I would do anything, be anything, for you. Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. I kind of wish I’d known how much before I decided to listen to the audio on public transport.

I thought LK did an excellent job though with these scenes and the therapy scenes describing the kind of personality disorder that Nick had–some frightening, and unfortunately all to true-to-life stuff there.


In the beginning of Sugar Daddy Hardy was a sweetheart but by the end of the book I didn’t care for him. Thanks for telling us about the problem. The alpha male accentuated by being raised a Texan was incredible!


She asks for help bkue she knows that she needs it and then works to change the things in her life that bblue can change. Where were the boys like Hardy back when I actually was a teenager? You want to be loved but control isn’t love. Hardy Gates comes from the wrong side of the tracks. Lea Hensley Review Date: That feeling was reinforced by Haven knowing she could throw an emergency line kletpas him and knowfundamentally, that he’d catch it.

Her attraction to Hardy and the way her makes her feel scares her. I felt like I was there, with my hands tied behind my back and my screams of warning falling on deaf ears. Her mother died from cancer when she was in her teens. Actually, Haven tries to stand for herself during the whole book, to emancipate from all the male figures who try to control her her husbandto disrespect her personal boundaries kleyas brothers – of course, in order to help her, but still and she falls in love with a guy like Hardy?

Not too much, thankfully, but necessary all the same.

To view it, click here. Oh, what a man. Hardy and Haven may be my favorite couple and their story my favorite contemporary read of the year. He ends up being an abusive, domineering, and narcissistic man. What can I say?

Blue-Eyed Devil (Travises, #2) by Lisa Kleypas

As per usual, Lisa Kleypas has produced a wonderful read, and I cannot wait to continue the series with Smooth Talking Stranger. She starts a new life with the help of her family. At the sight of Hardy Cates, her world seems to come to a standstill, her pulse begins to hammer too hard, and all she understands is that she must get away from him. Fortunately, this book got me out of my slump.


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It leaves you empty upon finishing it because it was such a pleasure reading it. Nick becomes increasingly resentful and angry. Seriously, sometimes I feel like I’m an alien somehow, because I just can’t take how men’s behavior is portrayed. The dialogs seemed phony and if I read the word narcissistic one more time, I was gonna throw myself on a trap. Just be aware that this review is not unbiased because it is nearly impossible to be unbiased when you are in love. Haven was a bit harder for me to identify with than Liberty was but I still liked her.

I look forward to reading Smooth Talking Stranger and reading more about this bad boy player being brought to his knees. I hurt for her that she didn’t get the love that she needed from her mother or father. Blue-Eyed Devil was my first LK novel and it left me wondering, agonizing, why it took me so damn long to read her work.

This is Haven and Hardy’s love story. Well, sentences like that piss me off. I couldn’t help thinking that her relationship with Hardy felt more like a rebound than happily ever after.

Naturally, I was exceedingly thrilled to see Hardy get his day in the sun in this book. Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. Haven is an objectified woman passed around from man to man, beginning with her father to her abusive husband and then to her new lover, Hardy.

He’s got hot blood in his veins. Lynda X December 17, at No person has the right to bully, slander, or control someone else. Hardy listened to Haven and tried to be what she needed.